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    Posted: October 31 2013 at 17:17
I've heard some of their work and I'm just not into the dark, dank, chanting, slice of hell atmospheres. Is there a brighter side to this group that I'm missing??
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2013 at 17:56
I'm assuming you've only heard Heresie? Not a good starting point in my opinion. For their more acoustic, chamber period go for Ceux du Duhors; for more electric, electronic and rocking go for Heatwave.

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I started with UZED and think it's a good place to begin Thumbs Up
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Start with Ceux Du Dehors, UZED & Heatwave. The most accessible start points.
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Yeah, Heatwave or Implosion in which their sound became a bit more modernized.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote schizoidman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2013 at 09:33
Originally posted by zravkapt

I'm assuming you've only heard Heresie? Not a good starting point in my opinion. For their more acoustic, chamber period go for Ceux du Duhors; for more electric, electronic and rocking go for Heatwave.
 
Yes, you are correct. Heresie was the first one I heard.
 
Thanks Thumbs Up I will see about Ceux du Duhors and Heatwave.
 
They are such great musicians that I felt I had to inquire here about more of their music that I might find more accessible.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I started with UZED and think it's a good place to begin Thumbs Up
 
Yes. UZED is more to my liking. Thanks Thumbs Up
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Start with Ceux Du Dehors, UZED & Heatwave. The most accessible start points.
 
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if you like that type of stuff, then you should probably check out Art Zoyd, Miriodor* and Present as wellThumbs Up 


* Miriodor's debut though is more like an avantguarde sprinkled Canterbury album(my fave). It's with latter albums they veer into the vicinity of Univers Zero, be that in the rockier realms of UZ. In some instances pretty close to the Uzed period.


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Yeah, Heatwave or Implosion in which their sound became a bit more modernized.
 
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

if you like that type of stuff, then you should probably check out Art Zoyd, Miriodor* and Present as wellThumbs Up 


* Miriodor's debut though is more like an avantguarde sprinkled Canterbury album(my fave). It's with latter albums they veer into the vicinity of Univers Zero, be that in the rockier realms of UZ. In some instances pretty close to the Uzed period.
 
Art Zoyd....I've done my homework and cherry picked through some of their albums and found some real gems (a few are Ballade/Phase IV, Du Sang Sur La Neige/Phase IV, Sortie 134 - Part 1/ Le Mariage Du Ciel Et De L'Enfer, Trois miniatures/Génération Sans Futur, Migrations/Les Espaces Inquiets).
 
Miriodor and Present I've not heard of, so Thanks Thumbs Up I will see about getting some listening time for them.
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Originally posted by schizoidman

Originally posted by Guldbamsen

if you like that type of stuff, then you should probably check out Art Zoyd, Miriodor* and Present as wellThumbs Up 


* Miriodor's debut though is more like an avantguarde sprinkled Canterbury album(my fave). It's with latter albums they veer into the vicinity of Univers Zero, be that in the rockier realms of UZ. In some instances pretty close to the Uzed period.
 
Art Zoyd....I've done my homework and cherry picked through some of their albums and found some real gems (a few are Ballade/Phase IV, Du Sang Sur La Neige/Phase IV, Sortie 134 - Part 1/ Le Mariage Du Ciel Et De L'Enfer, Trois miniatures/Génération Sans Futur, Migrations/Les Espaces Inquiets).
 
Miriodor and Present I've not heard of, so Thanks Thumbs Up I will see about getting some listening time for them.


Cool, and may I just say, those are some truly awesome AZ tracks you've picked. I like your styleCool
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Well if you like that Art Zoyd stuff you'll probably also enjoy Miriodor & Present.
 
I'd also suggest you check out Yugen, Arteria & Rational Diet they are in a similar dissonant avant  complex edgy area.
 
I started exploring this avant/rio realm a few years ago and there is masses of great stuff out there. Enjoy the journey.
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Don't miss out on Clivages.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Originally posted by schizoidman

Originally posted by Guldbamsen

if you like that type of stuff, then you should probably check out Art Zoyd, Miriodor* and Present as wellThumbs Up 


* Miriodor's debut though is more like an avantguarde sprinkled Canterbury album(my fave). It's with latter albums they veer into the vicinity of Univers Zero, be that in the rockier realms of UZ. In some instances pretty close to the Uzed period.
 
Art Zoyd....I've done my homework and cherry picked through some of their albums and found some real gems (a few are Ballade/Phase IV, Du Sang Sur La Neige/Phase IV, Sortie 134 - Part 1/ Le Mariage Du Ciel Et De L'Enfer, Trois miniatures/Génération Sans Futur, Migrations/Les Espaces Inquiets).
 
Miriodor and Present I've not heard of, so Thanks Thumbs Up I will see about getting some listening time for them.


Cool, and may I just say, those are some truly awesome AZ tracks you've picked. I like your styleCool
 
Thanks Smile.
 
I listened to all of the AZ albums listed above and those songs really caught my attention while the others just did not.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad

Well if you like that Art Zoyd stuff you'll probably also enjoy Miriodor & Present.
 
I'd also suggest you check out Yugen, Arteria & Rational Diet they are in a similar dissonant avant  complex edgy area.
 
I started exploring this avant/rio realm a few years ago and there is masses of great stuff out there. Enjoy the journey.
 
Thanks Thumbs Up
 
I have a few songs I like by Yugen (Incubi Concentrici and Catacresi5), so, I need to explore them further.
 
I suggest the first two albums by Carla Bley and Weather Report as a few other avant garde choices if you've not already heard them.
 
 
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Don't miss out on Clivages.
 
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Ok. I have crafted together a twelve song UZ mix that consists of, imo, the more accessible material from five of their albums. imho, the songs show the side of UZ that a majority of listeners can take enjoyment in.

I suggest these songs to anyone who has qualms about UZ's RIO/avant reputation. I must say that most of their material is, to me, unlistenable. Too dark. Superbly played, but off putting to my sense of what I want to hear in music.

However, their superb musicianship and writing craft are well worth investing your time in to see if their other material is useful to you.

1. Parade - Uzed
2. Les Kobolds - Clivages
3. Mellotronic - Implosion
4. Out of Space 4 - Implosion
5. Variations on Mellotronic's Theme - Implosion
6. Falling Rain Dance - Implosion
7. Rapt D'Abdallah - Implosion
8. Apesanteur - Clivages
9. Heatwave - Heatwave
10. Presage - Uzed
11. Dense - Ceus du Dehorx
12. Straight Edge - Clivages
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Sorry, that I'm writing in this topic, but I'm a new member and don't have permission to make a new thread. Embarrassed And I haven't found such topic so far and I hope you'll help me. Smile I'm a new UZ's fan and I wonder about buying some their albums. My favourite one is Heresie but I don't prefer the latest remaster (2010, with this 'ugly' cover and strangely remixed La Faulx). Some time ago I found Japanese remasters (mini LP)  but I don't know whether it is worth to buy them. Does anyone have such a CD? If so, is it a good option to buy it?
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Originally posted by schizoidman

Is there a brighter side to this group that I'm missing??

There is and it's called 'Crawling Wind' EP. It sounds much brighter than their studio albums at that time.
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